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Steps to Enrollment

The steps to becoming a Bethlehem student are designed to make an incoming freshman or transfer student feel a part of the Bethlehem Family from the very beginning of the enrollment process. Whether it's a tour of school, joining us for a shadow day, our Open House, or the High School Placement Test, Bethlehem invites everyone to come see what we are about and what we have to offer.

Visiting Bethlehem
A great way for a prospective student to experience Bethlehem for themselves is through a shadow day. During a shadow day, the prospective student will be paired with a current Bethlehem student and spend the entirety of the school day with them. They will sit in on classes, go with them to lunch, and participate in any other activities that student may be a part of that day.
We encourage any current 8th grade student or current high school student who may be considering transferring to Bethlehem to schedule a shadow day. Shadow days this year will begin on Wednesday, September 6th, and will close for the school year on Thursday, May 9th. To schedule your shadow day and to get more details, please email our Director of Admissions, Paige Montgomery, at [email protected]. We ask that all shadow days be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance of the preferred shadow date.
Family Tour
Another great way to experience Bethlehem is through a one-on-one tour with our Director of Admissions. This is an opportunity for the whole family to get a glimpse of what Bethlehem is all about, as well as a time for both parents and students to ask questions. These tours typically take about an hour. To schedule your tour, please email Paige Montgomery at [email protected]
The High School Placement Test

The Placement Test is a standardized test given to all students who are interested in attending a Catholic High School.  It is administered each year on a Saturday in December, with a makeup date scheduled in January. This test is one of several tools that helps our administrators determine the most appropriate course work and academic path for meeting the needs of each individual student. Please check back soon for official Placement Test dates and times for the Class of 2028.
Freshman Registration Night
In February, we will invite all 8th graders who took the the High School Placement test and their parents to our Freshman Registration Night. This is when Placement Test results will be discussed with each individual student and their family, how their results correlate to coursework recommendations for their freshman year, and when parents can register their students for the following academic year. 
Transfer Students
Transfer students and parents should meet with a member of the administrative team to ensure the best transition experience into the Bethlehem community. A completed application and copies of the student's birth certificate and social security card are required in order to register. Our Dean of Academics will also request the student's records from their current high school. We also highly encourage transfer students to schedule a day to shadow before deciding that Bethlehem is the best place for them. Please know that the transfer process can take up to two weeks.